Boardwalk column: City offices closed Monday, county offices open

City offices are closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Government Center in Superior. (Jed Carlson /
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SUPERIOR — City of Superior offices are closed Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Douglas County offices will be open.

As of Tuesday, Jan. 10, there is an update and a detour notice from the Brule River Riders Trail Club. There is a temporary trail closure on Trail 4 between #35 (Wild Rivers Trail) and Bennett Road. Riders are to use Bennett Road for a detour and also to be on the look for low hanging branches. The trails have been groomed, except for Trail 635, although it is open for use. If you have any questions about trail conditions or detours, please contact Douglas County Forestry at 715-378-2219.

The City of Superior Environmental Services Division is hosting a community art collaborative to create an ice orb sculpture as part of the Lake Superior Ice Festival, taking place on Barker’s Island on Jan. 27-28. Superior residents, businesses, classrooms and organizations are encouraged to join the ORB365 community art collaborative. Participants will pledge to use less water or work to prevent water pollution for the year. Participant’s pledge is symbolized by ice orbs where each orb represents each day of the year that clean water is important to them. The community goal is to make 365 ice orbs. To register for this collaboration, or for more information, please contact the City of Superior’s Environmental Services Division at 715-394-0392. A registration and waiver form is available on the City of Superior’s website.

One meeting is on the calendar for next week:

  • The Northwest ITBEC Tourism Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at 1400 .S River St., Spooner.
  • The Douglas County Board will meet Thursday, Jan. 19 from 6-8 p.m. in room 201 of the Government Center.

For more information on meetings, agendas or Douglas County, please visit our website, .


Community input and participation is always appreciated! If you have a suggestion or a comment, please contact me at .

Make it a great week!

Melissa Pratt is a human resources specialist for Douglas County.

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